Benefit News


American Red Cross lets community members volunteer from home

VILSECK, Germany, June 9, 2021 - Before the coronavirus pandemic, most American Red Cross volunteers offered assistance in person. From helping run blood drives, to teaching classes and supporting the military community in Bavaria, the volunteer opportunities were endless. But as the surrounding area implemented physical distancing measures, organizational staff had to rethink the methods of volunteerism.


Men’s health focus on the mental, physical & emotional health aspects

Falls Church, VA, June 8, 2021 - As the nation bears through another year under COVID-19 pandemic, we reminded that mental, physical and emotional health are all aspects.


VA’s Rapid Naloxone Initiative recognized in fight against opioid overdose deaths

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021 - A life-saving initiative developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs is recognized as the 2020 recipient of the John M. Eisenberg National Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum.


Department of Defense Extends Uniformed Services Identification Card Expiration Policy Guidance

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2021 - The Department of Defense (DoD) remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all DoD personnel and beneficiaries and ensuring their continued access to healthcare and all authorized benefits.


Mental Health Panel Discusses Impact of COVID-19

Falls Church, VA, June 3, 2021 - How has COVID-19 impacted behavioral health needs?"This was the question discussed during the Directorate of Behavioral Health's Mental Health Panel session on May 26 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland.


TRICARE Health Coverage Options for Young Adults

Falls Church, VA, June 3, 2021 - Is your child graduating from college this year? Or, are they a recent graduate? This is typically a time of transitions, whether to a new job, home, or city. It’s also a time for many new graduates to transition to their own independent health care coverage. If your child is one of them, TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) is one of several health care coverage options that may fit their needs.